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Seoul City’s Bike Service Users Soar amid Pandemic

Seoul City’s Bike Service Users Soar amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The accumulated membership of Seoul’s public bike service has surpassed 2.78 million, largely due to high demand for personal transport means amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city government said Wednesday. The tally translated into one in every four Seoul citizens using the city’s unmanned bike rental service, dubbed Ttaereungyi [...]

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it will release a mobile app that offers a wide variety of information on public transport, including alerts that are issued when the user’s routes overlap with those of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The mobile app ‘My-T’ is scheduled to be released [...]

Seoul City’s Public Bicycles Gain Popularity in Times of Massive COVID-19 Outbreaks

Seoul City’s Public Bicycles Gain Popularity in Times of Massive COVID-19 Outbreaks

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The increase in the number of coronavirus patients in the country last year resulted in more people riding Seoul’s public bicycles. Seoul reported a 24.3 percent increase in the number of customers using “Ttaereungyi,” the city government’s public bicycle service last year compared to the year before. The monthly [...]

Seoul’s Seocho District Sets Up Smart Motion Sensor Warning System in Children’s Safety Zone

Seoul’s Seocho District Sets Up Smart Motion Sensor Warning System in Children’s Safety Zone

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho District announced Monday that a new smart motion sensor warning system had been set up at the crosswalk near Shindong Elementary School to improve children’s safety. The new system, set up this month, consists of a camera, LED monitor, speaker, and a pole. The three cameras attached [...]

Seoul Metro Replaces Fixed Safety Doors and Advertising Boards with Foldable Emergency Exits

Seoul Metro Replaces Fixed Safety Doors and Advertising Boards with Foldable Emergency Exits

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro, the operator of the city’s vast subway system, said Wednesday it had replaced fixed-type safety doors (3,810 units) and advertising boards at the platforms of 132 subway stations encompassing its lines No. 1 to 8 with foldable models that can be used as emergency exits. In particular, [...]

Seoul City to Offer 800 bln Won in Low-interest Loans to Virus-hit Small Merchants

Seoul City to Offer 800 bln Won in Low-interest Loans to Virus-hit Small Merchants

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Wednesday it is offering 800 billion won (US$721 million) in low-interest loans to small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Acting Seoul Mayor Seo Jeong-hyup unveiled the plan during a press briefing, saying small business owners can apply for up to 30 million [...]

Seoul, Other Areas Nationwide Under Tougher Restrictions to Curb Rising Tide of Infections

Seoul, Other Areas Nationwide Under Tougher Restrictions to Curb Rising Tide of Infections

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday implemented stringent coronavirus restrictions, effective for the coming three weeks, as a third wave of the pandemic tightened its grip on the country. The government imposed the second toughest curbs of the five-tiered virus restriction system in the capital area, which has been experiencing a [...]